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I've been trying to think of what sort of mini should be made in return.

 

 

Something with its head up its elf?

 

(okay. last word keeps getting replaced with "elf".  similar in concept: 3 letters, first is A vowel, next two are consonants although they are supposed to be the same consonant)

 

Perhaps another would be somebody behind a donkey?  ;)

 

 

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I've been trying to think of what sort of mini should be made in return.

 

Something with its head up its elf?

 

(okay. last word keeps getting replaced with "elf". similar in concept: 3 letters, first is A vowel, next two are consonants although they are supposed to be the same consonant)

 

Perhaps another would be somebody behind a donkey? ;)

Yes, family friendly forum here. Vulgarities are turned into amusements.

 

My personal stance is that gentle mocking, followed by ignoring it, is the best course of action. So, as usual, reaper hit the nail nicely on the head.

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As a member of PETE(Painters for the Ethical Treatment of Elves) I must protest against the use of 'elf' as a derogatory word.

 

 

No, I'm not really a member of PETE. I am a member of People who Really Abhors Viking sculpts With Idiotic Horned Helmets. PRAVWIHH for short.

And as such I would like to make the statement that there has never been found any archaelogical evidence that Vikings used horned helmets in battle. The idea that they had horn originates from the costumes and artwork made for the Der Ring des Nibelungen, a set of 4 epic music dramas by Wagner.

We will therefore request that Reaper reconsiders the use of the word 'viking' in conjunction with any future sculpts of miniatures wearing horned helmets.

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As a member of PETE(Painters for the Ethical Treatment of Elves) I must protest against the use of 'elf' as a derogatory word.

No, I'm not really a member of PETE. I am a member of People who Really Abhors Viking sculpts With Idiotic Horned Helmets. PRAVWIHH for short.

And as such I would like to make the statement that there has never been found any archaelogical evidence that Vikings used horned helmets in battle. The idea that they had horn originates from the costumes and artwork made for the Der Ring des Nibelungen, a set of 4 epic music dramas by Wagner.

We will therefore request that Reaper reconsiders the use of the word 'viking' in conjunction with any future sculpts of miniatures wearing horned helmets.

I would also like to point out that Viking lady bras similarly result from operatic costumery of the nineteenth century based on badly misunderstood archaeology, during which the two round shoulder brooches that held up Nordic women's overdresses increased in size and slipped down to become two boobshields.

 

As such, metal bowl-shaped bosom-armor belongs in the same realm of fantasy as horns on helmets, and from the same erroneous source.

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 No, see, the whole viking-horns-and-boob-armor thing is just a huge misunderstanding based on how the ancient Norse cleverly carried their drinking horns and food bowls attached to their clothing on hooks...

 

The ancient Norse were the original inventors of the Beer Hat.

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You guys are the best. When I first read the article in the Daily Mail, I was finally convined the world had gone to heck....thanks for rekindling some faith in me.

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Well I for one think this is a principled stance, and also recommend that all real skulls carried on belts, staves, used as pyramids,  be considered high quality replica ones carved out of wood stone or plastic and painted to look like bone. 

 

some people (in Peta) have too much time on their hands, perhaps they need a hobby?  I have one or two I could recommend. 

 

I heard one theory that the way this started was that someone was looking up 40k material at the PETA office, got caught, and had to think of a justification.

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21 hours ago, urloony said:

Did GW ever post a reply?

 

They might charge PETA for a reply...

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On 2/7/2017 at 6:54 AM, Gadgetman! said:

I am a member of People who Really Abhors Viking sculpts With Idiotic Horned Helmets. PRAVWIHH for short.

And as such I would like to make the statement that there has never been found any archaelogical evidence that Vikings used horned helmets in battle. The idea that they had horn originates from the costumes and artwork made for the Der Ring des Nibelungen, a set of 4 epic music dramas by Wagner.

We will therefore request that Reaper reconsiders the use of the word 'viking' in conjunction with any future sculpts of miniatures wearing horned helmets.

 

What, are you against Vagner?

 

Although, Der Ring des Nibelungen doesn't actually portray very many Vikings (Viking being one of many ethnicities that shared the Norse language and religious beliefs).  The opera's protagonist Sigfried/Sigurd was not a Viking, for example.

 

On 3/3/2017 at 1:56 PM, urloony said:

Did GW ever post a reply?

 

Yes, they did, and it was pretty brilliant.

 

Fur the Emperor

 

 

This is an explanations of the things that Imperial Guardsmen are allowed to do to the enemy (shoot repeatedly, maim, kill, dismember).  But they are specifically forbidden from wearing the enemy.

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